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buckle

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of buckle

  1. 1 to fall down or in as a result of physical pressure the flimsy bridge buckled under the weight of the caravan of trucks Synonyms of buckle collapse, cave (in), crumple, founder, give, go, go out, implode, tumble, yieldWords Related to buckle deflate, flatten, melt, melt down; break, break down, conk (out), crash, die, fail, give out, stall; burst, shatter, smash, splinter, split; crack, crumble, pop, snapNear Antonyms of buckle inflate, rise, swell

  2. 2 to occupy (oneself) diligently or with close attention buckled himself down and finished the assignment in record time Synonyms of buckle address, bend, apply, devote, giveWords Related to buckle readdress, reapply; knuckle down, set (to), settle (down); busy, commit, concern, engage, involve; exert, exhaust, put out, spend, strain, stress, tax, trouble, wear out; carry on, pitch in, plunge (in); grind, hump, hustle, peg (away), plod, plow, plug (away), workNear Antonyms of buckle dally, dawdle, dillydally, fiddle (around), fool around, idle, mess around, monkey (around), play, potter (around), putter (around), trifle



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